CV Lieutske Visser





From 2001 Self-employed Designer and Dressmaker.

Since then I have worked, among others, for the following companies and Projects:



-Kung Fu Flid, costume design and development for a feature length film with director Xavier Leret, August 2008.

-Nitro, costume design and development on the productions of An African Cargo, 2007 and The Wedding Dance, 2008.

-KAOS Theatre, costume design and development on the production of The KAOS Dream with director Xavier Leret, 2007.

-David Glass Ensemble, costume design and development on the production of Gormenghast, 2006/2007.

-West Sussex Youth Theatre, costume design, development and hire for Parade and Picnic at Hanging Rock. Along side set designer Simon Higlett and director Bob Thomson.

-Oily Cart, on going par time wardrobe mistress.

-Theatre-Rites, design development, production and wardrobe of costumes on The Thought That Counts. Dressmaking on several other productions.

-Vamp, design and development of costumes for their party-events.

-BMW, design of outfit for BMW commercial, Japan 2005.

-HalfMoon, design assistant on the Mermaid and the Mirror and dressmaker on several other productions.

-Cradle of Filth, costume design, for the album cover, video and Meridian Tour 2000.



-Quicksilver Theatre Company, costume making for several productions.

-Inc.Theatre, co designed costumes for the presentation of The Art Room, preformed by people

 with learning disabilities.

-Windfall Productions, costume making for period documentary.

-Fabulous Beast Productions costume and prop. making for several productions.

-Urban Productions, freelance dressmaking for several TV commercials.

-Academy Costumes, freelance dressmaking for several TV commercials.

-Opera Circus, design development, production and wardrobe of costumes for Arcain.

-The Birmingham Repertory Theatre, two seasons of costume making for The Snowman, a West End

 production at The Peacock Theatre.



2008-2008    Sample machinist, Meadham & Kirchhoff, London Fashion week.

2007-2007    Pattern cutter, J. lindeberg, London, England.

2005-2006    Pattern cutter and sample machinist, Richard Nicoll, London

             England. London Fashion Week, S/S 2005 and A/W 2006.

2004-2004    Pattern cutter, Karen Millen, London, England.

2004-2004    Part of Vivienne Westwood’s production team for Fashion Week Paris.

2002-2004    Fashion Design assistant J. Maskery, London, England.Par time Jeans,

             bag and shoe designer/pattern cutter for London Fashion Week over two


2001-present Fashion Designer, Lieutske Visser Reconstructed, London, England.I have

             my own designer label, for which I design and produce small collections

             of clothing and accessories, inspired by recycling and period costumes.

1999-2001    Fashion Design assistant Marjan Pejoski, London, England.This involved

             organization of the collections and pattern cutting of the Couture 

                               pieces for London Fashion Week.

1999-1999    Assistant Pattern Cutter, Jeremy Scott, Paris, France. Part of pattern

             cutting team, for the collection S/S 2000, Paris Fashion Week.




1998-1999   MA Fashion Design Woman’s Wear. Institute Française De La Mode, Paris,

            France. Selected for a three-month with specialization course in Fabric

            Design, at the University of Helsinki, Finland.


1994-1998   BA Fashion Design Woman’s Wear. Hogeschoolvoor de Kunsten, Utrecht,



1988-1992   Polytechnic school for Painting and Decorating. NIMETO, Utrecht,

            Holland. Course specialization in scenic and commercial painting.


1984-1988   Secondary Modern School. Vinkeveen, Holland.



1989-1992   Course in Old Painting Techniques. NIMETO, Utrecht, Holland.

            specialized course on wood and marble imitation.




Good knowledge of historical costumes, partially trough a 18 year long hobby in tenth century Viking reenactment, and a personal interest in period costume history.

Good hand sewing skill trough making historically authentic clothing.

Great ability to create patterns for extreme three-dimensional shapes, made out of fabric, leather and many other materials.

Knowledge of screen printing.

Experience and ability to do most things manual, from molding rubber to carving wood.




Born Dutch, fluent English and basic French and German.